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Teacher, Elementary

  VFD8ME Adventist Volunteer Service
  Centers of Influence


Responsibilities

  • Teach a small classroom of 12-14  Syrian refugee children currently living in Lebanon.
  • Generally, ALC follows a project-based learning method that uses hands-on creative ways to integrate English, Math, Science, social studies and other subjects into explorative learning. Arabic will be taught separately.
  • You will teach a classroom of children who may be the age of the grade listed, but whose English skills are not at the grade level listed.
  • You will use resources provided to create and implement a curriculum and activities that will encourage curiosity and facilitate active hands-on learning that pushes kids to catch up to their grade level in English.
  • You will be provided with a list of key competencies that children of this age/grade level should know and then they will have the flexibility and liberty to create projects that will help them to teach the competencies they choose.
  • Training and support will be available  to help you create and implement successful projects. 
  • Classroom hours will be from 9am - 3pm.  Afternoon hours on work days are spent doing home visits and other interactions with families.
  • You will also have the opportunity to develop Arabic conversational skills through daily interactions with the community and children.

Qualifications

  • Adventurous, creative, and outgoing.
  • Language: English, Arabic (optional)
  • 4+ years College/Univ.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to build positive relationships with children and co-workers
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Adapt and interact in intercultural environment
  • BS degree

Attire

Acceptable Dress: Women: Dresses or skirts below the knee; jeans, capris, knee length shorts, or dress pants; blouses, t-shirts, etc. Men: Jeans, slacks, knee length shorts, dress shirts or t-shirts.

Unacceptable Dress: Nothing above the knee - no spaghetti strap/ sheer/ or low cut blouses or dresses.

Accomodations

Dorm room or possibility of a shared apartment if a female.

Included

  • Visa
  • Local Travel
  • Insurance
  • Accommodations

Not Included

  • Medical/Inoculations
  • Travel to/from Location
  • Utilities
  • Food/Meals

Compensation

Monthly Living Allowance: USD 500

Additional Information

Work schedule: Monday - Thursday 8:15-3 teaching; With afternoon visiting or family programs. We function on a 40 hour work week. Volunteers are expected to participate and assist with House of Prayer, the Sabbath worship service at ALC at least 2 Sabbaths a month

Tourist Visa - Changed to residence permit within 90 days of arrival. Cost covered by ALC

Photo by Senjuti Kundu on Unsplash

Summary


Teach Syrian refugee children by using a project-based learning method that uses hands-on, creative ways to teach.


Beirut, Lebanon

10-12 Months

August 2019 - May 2020

Age 20-60


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